Longtime Juneau resident and Youth Football League volunteer Jerry Jones, 76, fell from his porch Feb. 2 resulting in a broken neck. He was Medevaced to Portland, Ore., redirected from Seattle, Wash., and after a 10 hour surgery spent two weeks in the ICU. He is in recovery, but medical and rehabilitation costs leave the family with great financial stress.
Friends of Jones have partnered with Helping Hands and Rockwell to host a fundraiser with a silent and dessert auction 7 p.m. March 8. The event, which costs $10 at the door, will feature live music by Devil’s Club, in addition to the auctions.
“As you can imagine, the expenses incurred with an accident of this magnitude are substantial. Any donations are greatly appreciated,” wrote family members on a site set up for Jones, jerryjones.weebly.com .
The website contains additional information about Jones, who moved with his family to Juneau in 1972, was caretaker of the Shrine of St. Therese for 12 years, was a deacon with the Catholic church, and worked at St. Ann’s nursing home for a decade. Jones was also a U.S. Marine.
One can also check up on Jones’ progress, see photos and donate directly online, all from the website.